Marcos Antônio Almeida Santos

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OBJECT In C7-T1 palsies of the brachial plexus, shoulder and elbow function is preserved, but finger motion is absent. Finger flexion has been reconstructed using tendon or nerve transfers. Finger extension has been restored ineffectively by attaching the extensor tendons to the distal side of the dorsal radius (that is, tenodesis). In these types of nerve(More)
We treated a patient with tetraplegia who had paralysis of thumb and finger extension by transferring supinator motor branches to the posterior interosseous nerve. Surgery was performed bilaterally, 7 months after a spinal cord injury. Six months after surgery, with the wrist in neutral, extension of the thumb and finger were almost full, bilaterally. In(More)
OBJECTIVE The pattern of triceps innervation is complex and, as yet, has not been fully elucidated. The purposes of this study were 1) to clarify the anatomy of the triceps motor branches, and 2) to evaluate their possible uses as a donor or receiver for nerve transfer. METHODS The radial nerve and its motor and cutaneous branches were bilaterally(More)
BACKGROUND The Mean Heart Rate (MHR) tends to decrease with age. When adjusted for gender and diseases, the magnitude of this effect is unclear. OBJECTIVES To analyze the MHR in a stratified sample of active and functionally independent individuals. METHODS A total of 1,172 patients aged > 40 years underwent Holter monitoring and were stratified by age(More)
OBJECT Grafting or nerve transfers to the axillary nerve have been performed using a deltopectoral approach and/or a posterior arm approach. In this report, the surgical anatomy of the axillary nerve was studied with the goal of repairing the nerve through an axillary access. METHODS The axillary nerve was bilaterally dissected in 10 embalmed cadavers to(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the modern world. A sedentary lifestyle, present in 85% of the Brazilian population, is considered a risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease. However, the correlation of a sedentary lifestyle with cardiovascular events (CVE) during(More)
BACKGROUND Physical stress echocardiography is an established methodology for diagnosis and risk stratification of coronary artery disease in patients with physical capacity. In obese (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2) the usefulness of pharmacological stress echocardiography has been demonstrated; however, has not been reported the use of physical stress(More)
The Left Atrial Volume Index (LAVi) is a measurement that has gained importance in daily clinical practice due to evidence of its capacity to predict mortality, in patients followed after an Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), as well as in the general population 1. The study by Secundo Junior et al. sought to evaluate the role of LAVi as a predictor of late(More)
BACKGROUND According to some international studies, patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and increased left atrial volume index (LAVI) have worse long-term prognosis. However, national Brazilian studies confirming this prediction are still lacking. OBJECTIVE To evaluate LAVI as a predictor of major cardiovascular events (MCE) in patients with ACS(More)
BACKGROUND Singular value decomposition (SVD) is a powerful technique for information retrieval; it helps uncover relationships between elements that are not prima facie related. SVD was initially developed to reduce the time needed for information retrieval and analysis of very large data sets in the complex internet environment. Since information(More)
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